18 Best Songs About Deep Love

Songs About Deep Love
Written by Corey Morgan

Top Songs About Deep Love

Is this a thing that exists? Or, just a myth conjured up by the film industry to lure in audiences? Maybe it’s like a fairy tale? Now, whether you believe in the existence of true love or think it’s a bunch of hooey, here are some of the greatest love songs ever penned. In the end, the choice is yours.

1. Christina Perri’s “A Thousand Years”

Christina Perri - A Thousand Years [Official Music Video]

This song is almost certainly going to be the first song that comes to anyone’s mind when they are asked to mention songs about deep love. You can tell this love song was written by someone who has waited their entire life to find their soul mate and is prepared to wait for the rest of their days if necessary.

Since this song was created expressly for the Twilight: Breaking Dawn movie, the metaphor “a thousand years” is actually meant to be taken literally. A Twilight superfan, Christina Perri was approached to compose a song for the film.

2. Otis Redding’s “That’s How Strong My Love Is”

Otis Redding - That's How Strong My Love Is

This song’s verses are chock-full of fictitious scenarios and metaphors that highlight the singer’s undying love for his partner. Imagine loving someone so much that you could transform into a rainbow to protect them from the elements or into the moon to reassure them that you are still there. It’s a simple song with big dreams. You can now add this tune to your repertoire of deep love songs.

3. Erykah Badu and The Roots, “You Got Me”

The Roots - You Got Me ft. Erykah Badu

The protagonists of this song are a guy and a woman who fell in love in France but were able to continue their relationship once they returned to their hometown of Philadelphia.

Each sings a verse to reassure the other that they are faithful and honest and would never cheat since their love is true and true loves never part. They agree that hiccups in relationships are inevitable, but that this is no reason to worry about the trust they share.

4. The Rolling Stones’ Wild Horses

The Rolling Stones - Wild Horses (Live)

Although “wild horses wouldn’t take me away” isn’t a line you typically hear on a list of “deep love” songs, I think it’s safe to say that the love described in this classic Rolling Stones song is genuine. Of course, given the Stones’ history and the time period in which the song was written (the early ’70s), it’s more likely that the song is about substance abuse than it is about women.

5. True Love waits, by Radiohead

Radiohead - True Love Waits (90s band version)

The protagonist in “True Love Waits” is in a relationship where true love is lacking, but the narrator is determined to make it work. He offers to transform every aspect of himself, including his outlook on life and his appearance.

He even offers to take care of his lover’s kids and wash her feet. If real love is merely something we learn about as children in fairy tales, then the saying “True love lives on lollipops and crisps” is misleading.

6. Toots & the Maytals, “True Love Is Hard to Find”

True Love Is Hard To Find

Frederick Hibbert’s character Toots sings about finding real love with a woman who swears she’ll never leave him. Their relationship is shown to be selfless and filled with compassion and care. In other words, it’s a must-have.

7. Kings of Leon’s “True Love Way”

Kings of Leon - True Love Way

The protagonist of this song is a man who has feelings for a girl but she doesn’t feel the same way about him. He loves her and fantasizes about the life they could have together, but it’s all a little bit one-sided.

8. John Legend, “All of Me

John Legend - All of Me (Official Video)

Emotional ups and downs are depicted in “All of Me,” demonstrating the transformative power of a committed relationship. This was the song John Legend sang to his new wife, Chrissy Teigen, at their wedding. He says that being with her makes even the sad times pleasant. Lyrically, this is one of the best songs about deep love.

9. Coldplay’s “True Love”

Coldplay - True Love (Official Video)

Chris Martin, lead singer for Coldplay, wrote this tune after splitting up with Gwyneth Paltrow. Ghost Stories is an album about a breakup, and this song reveals Chris’s regret that their marriage didn’t stay the same.

The spark had long since died out between them, but Chris was still deeply in love and willing to believe anything to keep the relationship from ending. This heartbreaking song illustrates how two people who once loved one other deeply can grow apart.

10. Bruno Mars’ “Just the Way You Are.”

Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are (Official Music Video)

Since its release in 2010, couples everywhere have been dancing and singing along to this song. There’s a good reason why it became so popular so quickly: it’s timeless. It’s the music you play when you want to make your girl feel like she’s the only one in the world.

A man sings about his love interest, fawning over her and how perfect she is, despite all of her flaws. Even if she has her flaws, he doesn’t want to change a thing about her.

11. P!nk and Lily Allen’s “True Love”

P!nk - True Love (Official Video) ft. Lily Allen

Pink wrote “True Love” as an ode to her marriage to her spouse. She explains that she loves him despite her dissatisfaction with him and his shortcomings, such as his lack of romantic ability.

True love consists of accepting and appreciating another person despite their shortcomings. This is one of the best Pink songs, thus we included it on our playlist (definitely worth checking out if you like her stuff).

12. Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud”

Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud (Official Music Video)

As one of his most well-known songs, Thinking Out Loud is a testament to Ed Sheeran’s status as a master of the romantic ballad. He promises his beloved that their love will endure through the years, and that even when he’s elderly, it will be as strong as it was when they were young.

13. “True Love” by Glenn Frey

Glenn Frey - True Love

Ex-Eagle Glenn Frey sings about a woman who had a positive impact in his life. He fell in love with her at first sight. He is certain that they are capable of handling any problem that arises in this world.

The love described seems very much like the kind of love you would see in movies, but most people are aware that this type of love never last (at some point, “the honeymoon period” will end). Good for Glenn if he can count on constant affection.

14. Yes, Yes, Yeahs, Maps

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Maps (Official Music Video)

Karen O wrote this love song to her then-boyfriend. She wants him to stay with her so much that she almost pleads for him to in the song. She assures him that no one else will ever love him the way she does.

15. Alicia Keys, “If I Ain’t Got You”

Alicia Keys - If I Ain't Got You (Official HD Video)

This song’s lyrics criticize listeners for being superficial and interested in just fleeting pleasures. But as long as she is with her real love, she doesn’t care about any of that.

Alicia Keys composed this song soon after learning about R&B star Aaliyah’s untimely death in a plane crash. Alicia wrote this song while flying and reflecting on her life’s most important issues. In the end, she learned that the person she loved was more important than anything else in the world.

16. The Pretenders – “I’ll Stand By You”

The song’s message is heartfelt and just what people want to hear from their significant other. As the song progresses, the vocalist assures her lover that she would always have his back.

“Nothing you confess could make me love you less,” is the song’s most striking line. Whatever wrongdoing their girlfriend may have committed, it won’t matter because she will still be by their side, and any issues they have may be discussed rather than ignored.

17. ‘God Only Knows’ by The Beach Boys

God Only Knows (Remastered 1999)

It’s odd for a love song to begin, “I may not always love you.” In any case, how often do you find yourself becoming mad with your partner?

All throughout the song, the dramatic tone is maintained by the lyricist’s insistence that life is meaningless without the lover and that the singer should not continue living if they cannot be with their love. It’s a touching sentiment that conveys the singer’s deep feelings for his beloved.

18. Righteous Brothers, “Unchained Melody.”

Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody (High Quality)

This slow song is about waiting to be loved by someone else. The long, drawn-out syllables emphasize the speaker’s long anticipation of finally being with their partner. They need to be with them all the time but aren’t sure if their partner still considers themselves to be their lover.

This song was written for the 1955 movie Unchained, and its purpose was to convey the feelings of the convicts while they were in prison .